Women’s World Boxing Championships: CM KCR Congratulates Nikhat Zareen

Women’s World Boxing Championships | Hyderabad, March 27 (Maxim News) Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated Nikhat Zareen for winning the gold in the 50 kg category finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships held at New Delhi.

Nikhat defeated two-time Asian champion Nguyen Thi Tam of Vietnam 5-0 to secure the gold.

Courtesy her title win, she also became only the second Indian female boxer to have two more than one Worlds gold to her name after the legendary MC Mary Kom. Mary Kom has claimed a record six gold in the competition.

As soon as Nikhat, Indian boxing’s biggest superstar right now, walked out to defend her title, the crowd went berserk with chants of ‘Nikhat, Nikhat’ reverberating in the arena.

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In the final round, both boxers received a standing count each from the referee as they went all out to gain upper hand. In the end, it was Nikhat who staved off her rival’s late charge to emerge victorious 4-1 in the final round.

“Today’s bout was my toughest in the entire tournament and since this was the last match of the meet, I wanted to give everything in the ring. This medal is for India and for everyone who has supported us throughout the tournament,” said Nikhat after her bout.

The Indian boxing contingent won the ‘Best Team’ award at the championships. India topped the medals tally with four gold, followed by China (3 gold, 1 silver & three bronze) and Russia (1 gold, 1 silver & 1 bronze).

Women's World Boxing Championships: CM KCR Congratulates Nikhat Zareen
Women’s World Boxing Championships: CM KCR Congratulates Nikhat Zareen

A native of Telangana, she won the second gold medal for India in the women’s boxing championship. It was a matter of pride for the entire State and the nation, the Chief Minister said. He said the Telangana government was committed to developing sporting infrastructure in the State and ensuring the welfare of sportspersons. (Maxim News)


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